The US is hopeful of resolving the contentious nuclear liability issue with India so that the process of implementation of the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal can be accelerated, Richard Verma, the nominee for US Ambassador to India, has told Senators.
US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton has urged External Affairs Minister S M Krishna to
ensure that India`s nuclear liability regime conforms with the
Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear damage.
National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said New Delhi hopes to finish the work on implementation of Indo-US civilian nuclear bill before the visit of President Barack Obama and then start commercial negotiations.
As the amendments to the nuclear
liability bill triggered a fresh political storm, the Congress
today said the government was open to take opposition concerns
onboard to build the widest possible consensus on the matter.